Community Volunteers Rewarded with Celebratory Event

Local volunteers who have been supporting the Bury College ‘No Barriers’ project were invited to attend a celebratory afternoon tea event at Bury Museum and Art Gallery.

No Barriers, an award winning Big Lottery Funded community engagement project, has supported many individuals by improving confidence and self-esteem to enable personal and professional progression. However, without the support of dedicated volunteers, the project wouldn’t be the huge success it is today.

15 volunteers enjoyed a vintage tea party where the No Barriers team and their partners, Bury Adult Learning and the ADAB Centre could thank them for all their commitment over the past year. The volunteers were praised for their valuable contribution to the local community and were presented with a certificate.

Volunteer Elaine Taylor from Radcliffe said, “During my volunteer work I have been helping people who can’t read apply for jobs. It was nice to do something positive and give something back.”

Parveen Akhtar, a volunteer from Bury added, “I have really enjoyed today’s event. It was nice to get together with other volunteers and learn more about what they have been doing.”

Lynne Woods, Bury College ‘No Barriers’ Project Coordinator said, “This award winning project has been so successful due to the support of our volunteers. They have enabled us to support so many individuals across the town, which has resulted in many positive outcomes. They are truly inspirational, dedicating many hours of their own time to support others. We were proud to honour their achievements and thank them for their continued support.”

To find out how the No Barriers project can help you please contact the team on 0161 280 8645 or

Contact Us

We are here to help you.